“Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 48: 5 Elements You Need In Chapter One To Hook Your Reader” by Anthony Ehlers | 2nd December, 2016 | Writers Write.
- Focus on polishing your first chapter.
Breaking it down
Your first chapter is the window to a showroom, beckoning us with a display of shiny new cars that promise adventure, an exquisite new dress in a shop window that hints at romance, or a candy display at a market promising the best sugar high ever.
How do you make sure you entice the reader in? How do you make that first critical chapter a moment of seduction, one the reader will never forget? In short, how do you get them hooked?
① The first line is your last chance to grab the reader.
② The world on the first page.
③ An unforgettable character or characters.
④ A challenging or thought-provoking question.
⑤ A last page that promises more.”
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